Social Media Roundup: #InaugurationDay, NIMC and Other Stories that Trended

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Social Media Roundup: #InaugurationDay, NIMC and Other Trending Stories

Hi guys! Trust you had a great week. While you’re going about your weekend plans, take a moment to sit back and relax as we bring you the many trends that have been making the rounds across social media.

Joe Biden Sworn in as 46th US President

A month after winning the US elections, Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on January 20 to mark the start of his four-year tenure together with America’s first female Vice President, Kamala Harris. The 59th presidential inaugural ceremony held at the West Front of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Biden Is Sworn In as President - The New York Times
Credit: The New York Times

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Biden supporters were glad to see him finally take over from Trump.

Former US First Lady, Michelle Obama stole the show as social media users raved about her stunning outfit and elegance at the event.

https://twitter.com/BLoveSoulPower/status/1351951353824890882?s=20

Others created memes about US Senator, Bernie Sanders pose during the inauguration.

https://twitter.com/Ms__TeacherLady/status/1352035589302988801?s=20

Nigerians Defy NIMC Deadline

Following the expiration of the initial February 19 deadline for subscribers with NIN to link with their SIMs, many Nigerians dared the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to block their unlinked SIMs. However, the commission has now extended the deadline to February 9 for all mobile subscribers to submit their NIN.

https://twitter.com/Emispecial1/status/1352128963745873920?s=20

One Twitter user even joked around with a NIMC parody account warning subscribers to be prepared to lose their network access as the deadline drew to an end.

“Gistloverblog” Drags Omotola Jalade

During the week, a blog named “Gistloverblog” put up an instagram post alleging that Nigerian actress, Omotola Jalade had an affair with ex Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

What ensued was gbas-gbos between the two parties, amid fan reactions.

Looks like Omotola’s fans are the main “gistlovers” so the blog isn’t going anywhere.

Hymn 444

In the well-known “Songs of Praise” (SOP) hymn book used in many Nigerian schools, hymn 444 – “All things bright and beautiful” hit the Twitter trend list as people recalled memories of singing the hymn during their secondary school days.

https://twitter.com/samphraiz/status/1352183240451371009?s=20

What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comment section.

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